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Friday, July 8, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis

 The space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 7, 2011. Launch of Atlantis is scheduled for July 8 with a crew of four aboard

 Atlantis takes off
The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA

The US Space Shuttle programme ended on 08.07.2011 Friday with the launch of the last shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis will return to Earth two weeks later, to be mothballed forever.

The 12-day mission will be run by a 4-person crew. This is the smallest crew of any shuttle mission since the 6th shuttle flight that began on April 4, 1983

Atlantis is carrying 15,000 pounds of clothing, food and equipment to International Space Station

US President Barack Obama has shut down the Space Shuttle programme, leaving 30,000 workers jobless

Shuttles made space seem safe for humans. But 1986 and 2003 saw two blow ups in the air, killing fourteen of NASA's best brains, among whom was India born Kalpana Chawla

Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

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